Confederate Reunion Grounds Exhibit Opens: "Citizens at Last: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas"

Feb 6 2014 (All day)

www.visitconfederatereuniongrounds.com

Cost: Adults $4, Child (6-18) $3, Free for children under 5 and Friends members

Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site
1738 FM 2705
Mexia  Texas  76667

Celebrate Women’s History Month through the exhibition, "Citizens at Last: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas.” 

The ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920 ended the woman suffrage movement. Texas was the first state in the South to ratify this amendment, a great victory for American women in their quest for the right to vote as U.S. citizens. The exhibition is based on the book Citizens at Last: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas and focuses on the 27-year campaign for woman suffrage in Texas using archival photographs, newspaper clippings, cartoons, cards, and texts.

The "Citizens at Last" exhibit will be available to the public from Feb. 6–March 23, 2014.

For additional information, or to arrange group visits, call 254.472.0959 or email crg@thc.texas.gov. The exhibitions are organized by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and made possible in part by a "We the People" grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Photo caption: In 1915, Baylor University women in Waco organized a suffrage club and "beat the drum" in campus parades (The Campus Camera, Baylor University, 31 April 1915, vol. 1,3). Courtesy The Texas Collection, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.